Hey there dedicated fans of my blog,
Long time no see. Sorry about that, this semester was a pretty crazy one for me so I decided to take a temporary hiatus from blogging to focus on school work and extracurriculars. Don’t worry though, I’m back for the foreseeable future to bring you overly sappy rundowns of my day to day here at Hopkins.
After a refreshing winter break, full of friends, family, food, and a trip to the opera, I’m back at Hopkins for my second Intersession. Intersession is a three week mini semester offered during winter break giving students the opportunity to take cool, funky, classes, and even go abroad. (Obligatory shout out to my friends Anne and Michelle currently in the Galapagos!) I blogged about my freshman Intersession exploits here..
This time around, things are a bit different. I have a lot more time to relax and explore Baltimore. Being a humanities major, I naturally took advantage of all that free time to go to a Hampden coffee shop with my friend Joe and spent a couple hours sipping on some cappuccinos and reading Kant. If a humanity major gets a coffee and doesn’t Instagram it, did it really happen? (The only thing more obnoxious than those previous two sentences is the picture to the right… Yes, it made my snap story.)
I’ve had a lot of time to hang out with friends. We’ve made a concerted effort to eat/dance together almost every night, and gone on a couple adventures, ranging from trivia nights to McDonald’s runs. Having the opportunity to spend time with everyone, without the normal workload that comes with being at a school like Hopkins is incredibly refreshing.
Don’t think for a second that we aren’t working. Both of my classes are incredibly interesting. My mythology class took us to the Walters Museum for an in-depth examination of amphorae, and has rekindled my love of Greek myth. Revisiting some of my favorite childhood stories through the lens of their depiction in art, and with the guidance of an expert in the field is really unbelievable. My Quantum Physics class focuses on contemporary issues in the philosophy of physics, an area of particular interest to me. The class is certainly difficult conceptually, but it’s what I plan on doing for the rest of my life so every minute of class, every reading, has been incredible.
Being able to balance all this fun with two genuinely intellectually stimulating courses is a rare opportunity, and I’m lucky not only that Hopkins offers Intersession courses, but that most of them are free.
That’s all from me for now, but be sure to check back soon, to hear how Intersession wrapped up, and my preparations for the start of next semester!